Re: non-free and users?
Raul Miller wrote:
On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 07:59:05PM +0100, Sergey V. Spiridonov wrote:
I mean, that software can not be _evil_. As well as narcotics. As well
as a gun. It is a human, who produce an _evil_. It is a human who
acts non-ethical, or produce non-ethical situations.
What you're doing -- positioning -- is a standard public relations tactic,
but is not a rational argument.
Tell me please, how software itself can be evil without a human? What
ethics have to do with software without a human and his actions, aims,
beliefs? It is a human and his actions which can make software evil.
One can package software with most restrictive license you can imagine,
but this can not produce any ethical problem, until it will be
*distributed*. If distribution is not performed, it can not produce
described non-ethical situations, neither #1 nor #2.
Best regards, Sergey Spiridonov